Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung - Department: Humans and Machines
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the study of human development and education. Researchers of various disciplines – including psychology, education, sociology and medicine, as well as history, economics, computer science and mathematics – work together on interdisciplinary projects at the Berlin Institute. The research questions they examine include how people make effective decisions even under time pressure and information overload, how the interaction between behaviour and brain function changes over the lifespan, as well as how human emotions change in a historical context and how they have affected the course of history itself.
Master Student Research Assistant in Visual Arts/Graphic Design
The Centre for Humans and Machines (CHM) within the Max Planck Institute for Human
Development is seeking a Master Student Research Assistant to work on the visual design for the popular BeeMe experiment and its supporting documentary. The selected student will work under Dr. Niccolo Pescetelli and CHM Director Assoc. Prof. (MIT) Iyad Rahwan, Ph.D.
The proposed project aims at producing professional visual material (e.g., logo, flyer, poster) for the documentary “How does it feel to be the Internet?”, which documents the making of the BeeMe experiment. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a thorough study on the brand and concept behind the BeeMe project and produce visual material that can later be used for dissemination, advertisement and web content.
The ideal student researcher will be undertaking a Masters in Visual Art, Graphic Design or a related discipline. The following are required:
Experience in visual and graphic design, particularly within the SciFi genre
Knowledge of popular visual design programs (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator etc.)
Experience in creating professional logos, flyers and posters
Experience in branding and concept design
How to apply:
The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
Please send your application without a photo, as one single PDF-document to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include (a) a short motivation
letter, (b) CV, (c) relevant school/university certificates and references, and (d) (optional) portfolio of previous relevant work.